Friday Five With Amy Olert Hardy

You know what time it is! Friday Five with… time. Today we’re visiting with Art Director and Designer Amy Olert Hardy.

Do you remember the first piece of art/design that captured your attention? Can you tell us a bit about it?

In the 4th grade, I was captivated with Edvard Munch’s The Scream. I’d make up stories about the painting and mimic its emotion in my own art. I even dressed up like the painting that Halloween.

What’s the last song you listened to?

Jack White’s last album, Blunderbuss.

What artists inspire you?

Right now, I’ve been really inspired by contributing designers such as Julia Kuo for the Old and New Project. Besides designers, my photographer friends, Jonny & Michelle Hoffner of Paper Antler, have inspired me immensely this past year with their insane talent and passion for social justice.

What is the best thing about your job?

Collaborating with like-minded creative nerds. And seeing your work in the real world!

What’s your most treasured possession?

My sketchbook.

^Amy’s design for the Old and New Project – a collaborative design project based on Biblical passages.

Photo of Amy – Paper Antler.